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CIT Finish Fourth At Student Yachting World Cup, France
Cork Institute of Technology have finished fourth overall at the Student Yachting World Cup in France. It is disappointing result for Team Ireland after being in the top three overall all week.  Yesterday was very shifty on the water with…
 Team USA takes the lead on the third day of the 36th SYWoC
Tiredness slowly settled in after the demanding first few days of competition at the Student Yachting world Cup in France. The night race of the second day added even more strain to the crews, who quickly realized that perseverance would…
New performance seminars are replacing ISA Optimist Squads and ISA Topper Squad in 2017. The new Seminars are open to youth sailors from all classes
The first of the new ISA Junior Sailing Performance Seminars was postponed last month and will now take place at a date to be announced in 2017.  As Afloat.ie reported in September the ISA announced that the seminars were replacing…
All Ireland Junior Champion Johnny Durcan
South coast youth sailors took to the podium in style at the ISA All Ireland Junior Sailing Championships prizegiving this afternoon securing the top three places overall in the 16-boat invitational fleet. It is the third year in a row…
Competitors at the pre–race briefing for the 41st All Ireland Inter-Schools Sailing Regatta at Sutton Dinghy Club
Last weekend Sutton Dinghy Club ran their Inter-Schools Sailing event. The event in its 41st year attracted 32 schools with 107 boats and 144 youth sailors making the start line last Saturday morning. Well 2 start lines actually with 38 boats…
Radial sailor Johnny Durcan from Royal Cork alongside his coach–boat before a race at this summer's Laser Radial Youth Worlds in Dun Laoghaire. Durcan is among the talented Junior All Ireland Championships line–up in Schull, West Cork tomorrow
Tomorrow's All Ireland Junior sailing championships looks like it will get off to a wet and windy start for the 16–nominated junior sailing stars drawn from seven yacht clubs from around the country. The Under–18 championships is scheduled to race…
Mixed dinghies converge on a leeward mark
In an exciting new initiative for youth sailors, the Irish Sailing Association has announced provisional details on a series of Performance Pathway Seminars. The seminars are replacing the ISA Optimist Squads and ISA Topper Squad which have traditionally run from…
Harry Durcan and Harry Whittaker are UK 29er National Championship winners
Royal Cork's Harry Durcan and Harry Whittaker have won the UK 29er National Championship in Torbay. After six days racing and 19 races in all, it all came down to the final race which they secured with a bullet giving…
Junior Sailors Set Sail at Royal Irish Yacht Regatta
The Lansdowne Partnership Royal Irish Yacht Club Junior Regatta took place on Wednesday 20th July in challenging and changeable weather conditions. There were 2 courses, one inside the harbour for the Optimist Regatta fleet and one outside the harbour for…
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) CEO Tara McCarthy presents one of the new compact lifejackets with  integrated personal locator beacon to Kyron O’Gorman, Principle of Irish Youth Sailing Club Dun  Laoghaire. Pictured in the background are Hannah Quigley (13) from Blackrock; Eugeen McCann  (Skipper), Kieran Hall (17) from Glenageary; Sorcha Duffy (13) from Deansgrange and Alan Roche  (15) from Dundrum
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), the Irish Sea Fisheries Board were delighted to present the Irish Youth Sailing Club with a set of compact Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) on Monday 11th July at the West Pier, Dun Laoghaire. Building on BIM’s…
NYC nippers – adventurous 6-8 year olds went afloat at Dun Laoghaire
This year’s National Yacht Club Nippers course at the East Pier at Dun Laoghaire welcomed the largest group of eager children than ever before to the club. Over six weeks in May and June, adventurous 6-8 year olds dipped their…
The U23 squad consists of six sailors between the ages of 16 and 19
A new youth initiative from the British Finn class has been established to enable aspiring young sailors make the transition from local fleets to international competition by providing a range of training and funding opportunities. This past week the GAC…
Top Irish radial sailor Ewan McMahon emerged as the winner of May's Belgium round of the Laser Europa Cup. Third was  Royal Cork's Johnny Durcan
As Irish youth sailors continue to perform on the international competition circuit, the Royal St. George Yacht Club has announced the host nation will boast the largest fleet at July's KBC–sponsored Laser Radial World Championships on Dublin Bay. Top Irish youth…
Aoife Hopkins (centre) was overall winner of the women's Laser Radial Europa Cup fleet last weekend  in Holland. The Howth youngster was best under–19 too. It wasn't the only Dutch performance from the Irish youths either, Liam Glynn was third in the under–19 boys fleet.
Ireland's next generation of Olympic sailors – male and female – will be in action on Dublin Bay in three months time when 400 of the world's top youth helms compete for the 2016 KBC Laser Radial World Championships. Strong…
Kiwis Jackson Keon and Nick Johnson won silver at the 2015 Youth Worlds
An Irish youth sailing team still to be selected will be heading to New Zealand this Christmas following the World Sailing announcement today that Auckland has been confirmed as the host venue for the 2016 Youth Sailing World Championships. Ireland…
Laser Radial Worlds At Dun Laoghaire Harbour To Attract 400 Competitors
The KBC Laser Radial Worlds (Youth and Men’s 2016 World Championships) was launched at a special event in Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company’s historic Harbour Lodge today. This is the first time Ireland will host this sailing World Championship which, according…

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